Why when they haven't for 16 years then? In 1996, was this a dumb team? The defending Super Bowl Champions that had 4 and possibly 5 Hall of Famers on it? Were the 1998 and 1999 teams that were handicapped by injuries to Novacek, Moose, and Haley. Not to mention Michael Irvin. You see, that is the contention on this site. We have dumb players, led by dumb coaches, hired by a dumb GM. Nothing else factors in. The 2003 team that over achieved under Parcells is given no mitigating thought. A freak bobble in 2006 is given no mitigating thought. In case someone says it was not a freak bobble, how many has he bobbled in his career? In 2007, the fact we played with 2 hobbled WRs and the Giants adjusted and blitzed us to kingdom come is given no mitigation. 2009 is given no mitigating thought due to the lopsided score. Forget the fact the Vikings played out of their minds good. If it hasn't happened in 16 years, why should I believe it will happen by 2014 if mitigating circumstances conspire to keep us title game free? The part that galls me is the calling of the triplets, Moose, Woody, Haley, Novacek, et al "dumb" players.